ABOUT ME

Exhibitions

Selected Group Exhibitions

2019 - Kunoz, Artists from the Middle East , London 2019

2010 - Women Of Mesopotamia , Chamber of Commerce , London

2006 - Occupied space, Art for Palestine, Gallery 27, London.

2002 - Three Creative Women. Malmo/Sweden.

2000 - Eastern Art, Inma Gallery, El-Khubr, Saudi Arabia.

1998 - Group exhibition in Al Rawq Gallery, Manama, Bahrain.

1998 - Glazed Expressions & The Written Word, Twickenham

1996 - Refugee …Drain or Grain? London, UK.

1995 - Women Artists from The Islamic World, Islington Museum

1994 - World Women`s Art On Line, UN International Conference, Beijing, China.

1993 - The First Females Biennaly, Stockholm, Sweden.

1993 - Group exhibition in Inma Gallery, El-Khubr, Saudi Arabia.

1993 - Group exhibition in Collins Gallery, Scotland.

1992 - Strains of War, Greenwich Gallery, UK.

1992 - Roots, Imperial College, London, UK.

1992 - Out of Iraq, Camden Lock, UK.

1992 - Group exhibition in Tom Allan Arts Centre, London, UK

1992 - Group exhibition in Nour Gallery, Manama, Bahrain.

1992 - Group exhibition in Artizana Gallery, Manchester, UK.

1992 - Forces Of Change, National Museum For Women In The Arts, Washington  DC, USA

1992 - Colours of Asia, Black Art Gallery, London, UK.

1988 - Arab Woman Artists, Kufa Gallery, London, UK.

Solo Exhibitions Major

 

2016 - Between Then, Here and Now.  Humanitarian Dialogue foundation, London, UK

2013 - Reflections, Iraqi Cultural Centre. London

2009 - A Dream Ago, Islington Museum, London. UK.

2005 - Shadow & Light, West Eleven Galleries,London.UK

2002 - Ballad Beyond Places, Kufa Gallery, London, UK.

1998 - Vision Within, Belgravia Square, London, UK.

1996 - Towards Light, SOAS, London, UK.

1996 - Prologue of Blues, SOAS, London, UK.

1994 - The Chant of Rain, SOAS, London, UK.

1993 - Mesopotamian Tones, SOAS, London, UK.

1991 - Earth... Water… Light… Omphalos Gallery, London, UK.

               

Public Collection

The British Museum, UK. National Gallery of Jordan, Amman. Arab British Chamber of Commerce, the Iraqi Cultural Centre in UK.

Spoke at numerous cultural events and schools on the subject of Arabic calligraphy

Khulood Da`mi

My work is a dialogue between cultures. I seek to create a fusion between the profound influences of Islamic art with the richness of Arabic culture in a contemporary form. I strive to illustrate the often subtle similarities that link our faiths and cultures together, employing language via the written word to symbolise the connections.

 

I am fascinated by calligraphy, particularly the fluid but powerful forms that can be used to illuminate all styles of text within a book, or to adorn grand ceilings and buildings as a celebration of identity, tradition and majesty. The shapes can be subtle whilst the patterns can be intricate – but all a symphony of geometry which stresses the spiritual importance of unity, logic, and order, with no boundaries.

 

The sacred and iconic concept of ‘Nour’, the Arabic word for light and enlightenment, has been a significant feature across my work. For example, these elements have been manifested through the use of iridescent tones on my prints to the display of light peeking through gracefully carved letters or geometric reliefs via wood, Perspex or ceramics.

 

I believe that art is a profound way to embrace multi faith and multiculturalism this is core tenets of my work. Harmonious communication can make huge strides in bringing ethnic, cultural and linguistic barriers down.